Wichita State University

Suzanne Perez / KMUW

The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday appointed Rick Muma as the next president of Wichita State University.

Wichita State Athletes’ Journeys Through Mental Health Struggles

Apr 28, 2021
Sean Marty / The Sunflower

Just like many athletes across the country, Wichita State men’s tennis player Marius Frosa struggled in adjusting to the collegiate level.

Frosa, a native of Romania, has played the last five seasons with the Shockers. Wichita State men’s tennis coach Danny Bryan said Frosa had a difficult transition to WSU as he struggled with a negative mindset during matches on top of adjusting to a new country.

“He would get really down on himself, he’d be really tough on himself," Bryan said. "We definitely went through some tough times with him.


As a young girl growing up in Lebanon, Mona Nemer had to convince her teachers to allow her to study science.

Today, Dr. Mona Nemer — who has an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Wichita State University — is the chief science advisor for Canada, providing advice and insight to Canada’s prime minister and his cabinet.

Stephan Bisaha / Kansas News Service/File photo

A small but growing number of colleges are requiring students to get a COVID-19 vaccine before returning to campus, but Kansas universities so far say they won’t require the shot.

Nadya Faulx / KMUW

The first baseball game in the stadium built for the Wind Surge, Wichita’s minor league team, will not involve the Wind Surge.

Instead, Wichita State will play Houston in a college baseball game Saturday in Riverfront Stadium’s debut event.


Wichita State University could have a new president within the next few months.

A search committee charged with finding WSU’s next leader interviewed candidates via Zoom this week and plans to send a list of finalists to the Kansas Board of Regents for consideration, said Dan Peare, chairman of the committee.

Jordan Kirtley / KMUW

In partnership with 1A Across America, KMUW presented a live and local edition of the national public radio program 1A. The Friday News Roundup: Wichita Edition aired on KMUW 89.1 FM at 12:00 p.m. CT on Friday, March 19.

1A host Jenn White and this panel of local experts discussed the latest news in Wichita:

-Tom Shine, KMUW Director of News and Public Affairs
-Nadya Faulx, KMUW Digital News Editor/Reporter
-Teresa Lovelady, President and CEO of HealthCore Clinic

WSU Student Says She Got Vaccinated To Protect At-Risk Population

Feb 9, 2021
The Sunflower

Though the COVID-19 vaccine has only been offered in Sedgwick County to medical professionals and those 75 and older, some college students have already been vaccinated.

Kari Coster, a junior majoring in health management at Wichita State University, is one of the students who qualified for the vaccine in the early phases.

Coster works at a hospital, and when the vaccine was offered to her, she decided to get it because of the people she is constantly in contact with.

Stephan Bisaha / Kansas News Service

College life at public universities in Kansas had one defining trait last semester: isolation.

Stephan Bisaha / Kansas News Service/File photo

The Kansas Board of Regents formed a closed committee on Wednesday to recommend whom the Regents should select as Wichita State University's next president.

Wichita lawyer Dan Peare will chair the Wichita State University Presidential Search Committee. Peare earned two degrees at WSU. He also serves on the WSU Foundation Board of Directors and National Advisory Council.

Regent Allen Schmidt will represent the board on the committee alongside Regent CEO and President Blake Flanders.

The other committee members include: